MPT’s Next Wave of LTE+ Network Expansion to Hit Six More Locations In Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mandalay and Eastern Shan

20 Jul 2017

(Yangon, 20th July 2017) – Starting in August, mobile users in 5 more locations will be able to experience MPT’s LTE+ high-speed revolution as the nation’s leading telecommunications operator pushes forward with its service coverage expansion on the 1.8GHz spectrum.

With double the data speeds over other 4G/LTE networks, customers in Hpakant in Kachin now have access to the amazing LTE+ speeds from 15th of July. Joining in August are Myitkyina in Kachin, Loikaw in Kayah, Hpa-An in Kayin, Nyaung-U in Mandalay as well as Keng Tung in Eastern Shan, where communities will soon have the opportunity to enjoy truly next-generation mobile internet speeds as they consume rich content, connect with family and friends, and engage on social media online.

This milestone marks the next phase of MPT’s rapid LTE+ expansion throughout the country which began in early July. The operator has been upgrading and switching its mobile network towers to deliver LTE+ powered by 4×4 MIMO advanced technology. To-date, it has reached 66 townships, including 22 cities, State and Regional capitals and aims to expand to 71 townships including 27 cities by August.

“The expansion of our advanced LTE+ network into even more areas, including to townships much further afield across the country, is proceeding as planned. Users in these 5 locations can soon experience network speeds like never before, powered by next-generation technology, as they connect to their favorite online mobile services.” said Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

For customers on the Shal Pyaw and Swe Thahar tariff plans, a special data bonus of 1GB will also be offered to them when they first connect to MPT’s LTE+ service, providing them with access to the blazing-fast data network speeds online on their 4G-compatible devices. The bonus data is usable for one week after activation.

In conjunction with its ongoing LTE+ deployment, MPT is running a number of events around Myanmar to publicize the network expansion which will have the largest coverage footprint in the country, once the total number of locations have been incorporated.

New LTE+ Locations

State / Region City / Township
Kachin Hpakant (Available by 15th July)
Myitkyina (August)
Kayah Loikaw (August)
Kayin Hpa-An (August)
Mandalay Nyaung-U (August)
Shan (East) Keng Tung (August)

*Note: To-date, MPT’s advanced LTE+ network on the 1.8GHz spectrum is available in 66 townships, which includes 22 cities, State and Regional capitals.

With the continual, rapid expansion, the network will cover 75 townships, including 30 cities – representing every state and region in Myanmar by September 2017.